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Turn your PC into a ROUTER - pfSense Virtualization/VLANs on your Home Server - Setup Guide


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  • John Connor Leader of the Resistance

    Dude you are the absolute champion!
    I am new to this sort of thing, self taught doing a home lab server and your tutorial was the only one that was comprehensive enough to get it up and running. Before I was on the wrong track trying to enable iommu and all this other stuff not sure what I was doing but you are a very good teacher thank you so much.

  • Greg Knapp
    Greg Knapp 5 ай бұрын

    Thanks for the guide. Had to Google how to upload an ISO. Some of the screens when creating a VM now have additional options in proxmox 7.2 but still easy to follow along. Great channel!

  • Poe Lemic
    Poe Lemic  Жыл бұрын +10

    This is one of the best tutorials ever on how to virtualize PfSense. Thank you for covering this. So glad that I subbed to yoru channel. You have great content.

    • Raid Owl
      Raid Owl   Жыл бұрын

      Thank you so much!

  • Buildfromscratch
    Buildfromscratch  Жыл бұрын +1

    Very thorough guide/tutorial. Thank you.

  • Darren Friel
    Darren Friel  Жыл бұрын +1

    Great video, content & presentation.. perfect! Looking forward to seeing more networking stuff..

    • Darren Friel
      Darren Friel  Жыл бұрын +1

      @Raid Owl just listening and looking at your topology on this video really opened my eyes to all the possibilities you have by adding switches and VLANs.

    • Raid Owl
      Raid Owl   Жыл бұрын +1

      I have a few networking videos planned!

  • Lord Byoss
    Lord Byoss  Жыл бұрын +1

    this is a fantastic video. Running PFsense in a VM is something I also want to do rather soon, ill definitely be using this video as a guide.

      IN THIS LAP  Жыл бұрын +2

      @Raid Owl no need to delete the default firewall rules, just put the created rule above the default and it takes priority.

    • Raid Owl
      Raid Owl   Жыл бұрын +1

      Awesome! It was way easier than I expected. Let me know how it goes for you.

  • Shashank Bharadwaj S
    Shashank Bharadwaj S 11 ай бұрын

    Great video as always!. I love watching your content. I would like to request you to do a video on how to add a domain name to the applications running in promox vm.. like if i want to expose a wordpress site on different vm's or if i want to host my nextcloud instance to the subdomain. Im currently running it all using nginx proxy and apache. I want to learn proxmox and would really appreciate it if you could take your time out for a dedicated video. There are not many sources online for this.
    Thank you :D

  • Nick Fogle
    Nick Fogle 4 ай бұрын

    Awesome video, thanks! Could you run pfsense on a WAN-less LAN? No internet connection, just a managed switch with cameras, WAPs, pfsense server/appliance, etc., and use pfsense to configure the VLANS?

  • rad ium
    rad ium  Жыл бұрын +3

    Great video as usual, thanks a lot.

  • Hien Nguyen
    Hien Nguyen  Жыл бұрын +1

    Exactly what I needed, many thanks!

    • Raid Owl
      Raid Owl   Жыл бұрын +1

      You’re quite welcome!

  • Johnny G
    Johnny G 11 ай бұрын

    This REALLY helped me out! Thanks mate!

  • Jarryd De Oliveira
    Jarryd De Oliveira  Жыл бұрын +3

    Hi, Do you know how I could enable my computers that obtains network access from the virtual pfsense to be able to reach the proxmox servers webinterface? So for example if I have a virtual PC like in your video receiving its network from the virtual pfsense, how would I then allow for that virtual PC to be able to reach the proxmox interface?

  • Marlon Frederick Mendoza
    Marlon Frederick Mendoza 6 ай бұрын

    Very straight forward tutorial!
    From PH with love!

  • Khalid El-Gazzar
    Khalid El-Gazzar  Жыл бұрын +3

    Great video, thank you 😊

  • CLWI
    CLWI 8 ай бұрын

    Excellent video!! Thank you!!

  • Steven Donaldson
    Steven Donaldson 9 ай бұрын

    I'm here to tinker. I'll be using vlans and hopefully PF sense to protect my wife's work-from-home network from my tinkering.
    I love these Home server and home networking topics.

  • Cory Ferguson
    Cory Ferguson  Жыл бұрын

    useful guide. thank you.

  • Hakil Djaker
    Hakil Djaker  Жыл бұрын

    hello I want to knows if its possible to create sub-interfaces from 1 LAN port.
    exemple you used network card with 4 ports, so can you create 8 VLANs ?
    thank you

  • Fitness4Life
    Fitness4Life  Жыл бұрын

    One thing I’m confused about, is in your diagram, you don’t have your new pfsense router directly connected to your ISP Gateway. Wouldn’t that introduce a lot of double-NAT headaches?

    • Raid Owl
      Raid Owl   Жыл бұрын

      Awesome! I hope you enjoy pfSense as much as I do haha

    • Fitness4Life
      Fitness4Life  Жыл бұрын +1

      @Raid Owl thank you for clarifying! I have a UniFi UDMP and I’ve wanted to add pfsense for it’s much improved firewall and vpn for my torrent server 😎! This video showed me how!
      Thank you!!

    • Raid Owl
      Raid Owl   Жыл бұрын +1

      Yes, in retrospect I would have done that but I was more concerned about showing what’s possible. If you can get your configurations set up properly then this setup would work but I’d recommend just going directly to the modem.

  • laZzy GG
    laZzy GG 6 ай бұрын

    is the process the same in truenas as in proxmox, could you do a video pls ? :)

  • MD Bonifasio
    MD Bonifasio 4 ай бұрын

    Noob here 🙋🏽‍♂️ I’m trying to set up fq_codel so that I lower latency on a hotspot which I’m currently using as my only connection to one device, does making a virtual lab apply to me or is this not necessary in my case?

  • presunic
    presunic  Жыл бұрын +1

    Hello there! I would like to ask you a question, If I plan on using pfsense and pihole only for the VMs on a home server, do I need a network card?

    • Raid Owl
      Raid Owl   Жыл бұрын

      Are you running it in Proxmox? If so then no you don’t need an additional network card. Just create a Linux Bridge and use that as your new VLAN in pfSense.

  • PT Sakthivel
    PT Sakthivel  Жыл бұрын

    THIS WAS THE ONLY VIDEO THAT HELPED, why was it not at the top of the search !!
    Thank you !!!!

  • Jose P
    Jose P  Жыл бұрын

    I've tried looking it up but is there a benefit to buying a Netgate router instead of virtualizing? or would it not matter?

    • Jose P
      Jose P  Жыл бұрын

      @Raid Owl gotcha good to know!

    • Raid Owl
      Raid Owl   Жыл бұрын +1

      Buying a Netgate router gives you access to the pfSense+ edition rather than the community edition. Netgate claims to put more work on improving the Plus version moving forward. As of right now there isn’t much difference.

  • Zero Blues
    Zero Blues  Жыл бұрын

    great job. thanks

  • Blacksheep2000
    Blacksheep2000  Жыл бұрын

    Anyone please feel free to answer. I want to turn my old desktop into a pfsense router/firewall and of course I would need another NIC to add more ports. Could I just buy a managed switch instead of a NIC and route everything through the switch?

    • 1Hung2Lo MoFo
      1Hung2Lo MoFo 9 ай бұрын

      i need to know the same as im using a mini desktop that doesnt have extra expansion ports for a NIC

  • The Greek 2.0
    The Greek 2.0 4 ай бұрын

    Have you done a video that you use your router as a switch and wifi?

  • Chris
    Chris  Жыл бұрын

    Could you attach a USB 3.0 to Ethernet adapter to the USB port and use that as your second connection?

    • 7ick
      7ick 11 ай бұрын

      It should work, I have seen it done on Intel NUC. You may just be passign through a USB device vs a Network device.

    • Raid Owl
      Raid Owl   Жыл бұрын +1

      Interesting idea…I’m honestly not sure. I may have to try it.

  • Artcro
    Artcro  Жыл бұрын

    is it possible to passthrough all from proxmox and use pfsense to get internet to the hypervisor? So not to expose proxmox to web (since i have no firewall before proxmox)

  • Kevin Hughes
    Kevin Hughes  Жыл бұрын

    Great vid thanks

  • Frempong Adarkwa
    Frempong Adarkwa  Жыл бұрын

    Hello there I just watch this tutorial and I need help , I have a unify switch 16 , router/cabel modem, Dell poweredge R720 with four Nics with ESXI install. How do I make the connection for pfsense to work. Do I connect all the NICS to the unify switch wand then connect the router/modem to the switch for WAN part to work ? Or do I connect of the poweredge R720 NIC to the router. Currently, I have connected all my 4 NICS of the Poweredge server to unify switch and then I have connected the router/cable modem to the switch but I don’t see it working. Kindly help

    • Raid Owl
      Raid Owl   Жыл бұрын

      Are you getting any traffic to the NIC? Can you see the NIC within ESXI? Are the Linux Bridge connections configured? All of this has to be working before running pfSense.

  • Gilly Squeeze
    Gilly Squeeze  Жыл бұрын

    Looking for a 10Gbe card for my pfsense build any suggestions

  • shingles
    shingles  Жыл бұрын

    can this work for a local area network offline or does it need wifi? because I want something that could stream my steam games around the house I don't want it to stop working if there's no wifi/if wifi is down

    • shingles
      shingles  Жыл бұрын

      @Raid Owl oh that's cool I'll definitely have to try this out then

    • Raid Owl
      Raid Owl   Жыл бұрын

      Yeah you can certainly use this to set up a LAN without having to worry about a WAN connection

  • Khandaker Shahriar Amin
    Khandaker Shahriar Amin  Жыл бұрын

    Like it.

  • chabuki69
    chabuki69 3 ай бұрын

    can you make video using opnsense

  • Gilly Squeeze
    Gilly Squeeze  Жыл бұрын

    Watching on my phone lol

  • Andrew Christiansen
    Andrew Christiansen Ай бұрын

    I wanna know how to do this on virtual box. One guy has a vid to set it up but no instructions on how to use pfsense as a router. You have a guide on that but do it in a VM I dont wanna use. I hate youtube. I have 3 network adapters and Virtual box only sees 2 idk why. This is a bunch of bs. Stop using generic nomenclature and describe everything as the same word like over ussing and improperly using 'interface'. I want to take in an ethernet connection from my modem. To my mobo ethernet. Then distribute it on a network ethernet, and a wifi pcie card. NOBODY has a video on this & its the OBVIOUS INTENDED USE OF THE SOFTWARE.

  • Voodoo Vinny
    Voodoo Vinny 11 ай бұрын

    30GB HDD for pfSense?

  • Len Schulwitz
    Len Schulwitz  Жыл бұрын +1

    Hitting the space bar to select the disk (9:57) was not intuitive, thank you.

  • RP Smith
    RP Smith  Жыл бұрын

    This setup is double NATing. Not a good way to access the Internet!

    • UpsideDownTree
      UpsideDownTree  Жыл бұрын

      @nicko530i what better alternative do you suggest?

    • Patriot
      Patriot  Жыл бұрын

      @nicko530i Double NAT is against best practices, mainly because you will have problems with services that use more than one protocol like FTP and SIP for instance. But it's perfectly fine to do it on a lab environment, like the environment in this video

    • nicko530i
      nicko530i  Жыл бұрын

      Why? I mean, 20 years ago I would have agreed with you, but what are the disadvantages nowadays?

  • Jason carlough - shared account
    Jason carlough - shared account  Жыл бұрын

    Hey dude, love the content. Just some advice. You tend to randomly look “up” when talking. It’s oddly distracting. Try looking directly at the camera.

  • Adair Janney
    Adair Janney 7 ай бұрын

    isnt opnsense far superior

    • Raid Owl
      Raid Owl  7 ай бұрын


  • Zulhilmi Zainudin
    Zulhilmi Zainudin 3 ай бұрын

    Thank you for this great tutorial. I'm able to block devices in New VLAN (running in Proxmox) to devices in Main VLAN using your guide. Consider my whole setup is exactly like yours, how can we make devices in Main VLAN reach devices in the New VLAN? Diagram: i.imgur.com/G5T9jCR.png